I teach theology and religious studies for a pontifical seminary and various U.S. and U.K. study-abroad programs in Rome, specializing in ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, ecclesiology, and the Church of Rome.
I am also a doctoral candidate in Ecumenism and Dialogue at the Pontificia Universita San Tommaso d’Aquino in Urbe, more commonly known as the Angelicum. I will sing (badly) the Te Deum when i finish, from the rooftops of the eternal city.
In my spare time I serve on the board of directors for the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association, representing alumni and friends throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. I am also an Eagle Scout and try to put those lessons to use daily as well.
I am grateful to be an alumnus the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas, my home in Rome for four years, plus some summers teaching intensive international programs there. Further study and research opportunities have taken me to Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Tantur Ecumenical Institute and Shalom Hartmann Center in Jerusalem, and the Center for Law and Religion in Cardiff.
[This blog does not represent the Centro Pro Unione in Rome, though naturally i am a fan. I actually picked the name of the blog before moving to Rome and encountering the center, but for the same reasons.]